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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale - Epic Brewing Company

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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style AleSmoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

205 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 39 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Epic Brewing Company visit their website
Utah, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  11.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smoked cherry wood malt brings a smoky sweetness to the caramel malts and a bit of peat flavor with a Belgian-style yeast. The entire batch aging in the whiskey barrels nicely dries out the perceived sweetness of the caramel malt leaving an almost scotch like taste.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 07-11-2010)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mbeerdino21, Saturday at 06:11 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Batch #2 Brewed on September 8, 2010.

Appearance: poured into snifter glass. An instant off-white head built up. Very nice retention. Very slowly dissipated down to quarter inch. Very dark ruby in color.

Smell: Wow. Picked up vanilla and whisky instantly. Also some dried fruits. Thought the whiskey would have faded but it sure hasn't! Smells like a barrel-aged barley wine. Hard to detect the smokiness though.

Taste: whewww the smoke is there this time. Very nice sweet, malty smokiness. Well rounded and smooth. Tasted some cherries, a ton of whiskey, and oak. Further into drinking this, there is a cough syrup taste to it. Very sweet, not much bitterness in the beginning. But then that sweetness transforms to some charred taste with a little heat. I would have suspected the alcohol content to be higher than what's stated on the bottle. There's also a slight tartness lingering around from start to finish. Unfortunately as the beer warmed up further it just became too much. Something about the taste I just couldn't take.

Mouthfeel: heavy and boozy, maybe a little gritty.

Overall: The first few sips were outstanding but than as it came down to room temp, the flavors seemed to have change with that artificially cough syrup and the charred finish. I've never had this before and this happen to be four years old. Will combine this review when I drink the more recent batches.

Benish, Saturday at 02:33 AM
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Smoked & Oaked Belgian-Style Ale from Epic Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.